COLUMBUS - SKIL Resource Center's local branch wants to say a big 'thank you' to the community by inviting everyone to attend their fun and festive event. The Columbus SKIL office will host its annual free Customer Appreciation Picnic from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 17, at the Columbus City Park.

SKIL is a Kansas-based independent living center that serves people with disabilities. Headquartered in Parsons, it has branch offices in Columbus and other Kansas locations.

The entire community is invited to the all-you-can-eat picnic, held each year by SKIL offices to show appreciation to its customers and to thank the communities SKIL serves. Along with great food, there will be drawings, prizes, and more.

Application packets will be made available soon. For more information contact Melanie Burnett at the Parsons SKIL Office (620) 421-5502.